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  • 09/10/2022 15:20 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    From Mark W8MCW

    FERMIX (FERMI) EXERCISE Tuesday September 20, 2022 will start sometime after 9am (FEMA is running the drill)  and will be done before 2pm.

    How can you help?  Be available for check-ins on the Monroe K8RPT repeater 146.72  - 600 offset 100 Hz PL.

    Open to any licensed amateur radio operator who can reliability reach the Monroe repeater, from Downriver, you will need an outside antenna.

    Check-ins will occur every 15 minutes after the hour and 15 minutes before the hour. This will be a directed net, and operators should advise the net control station if securing your station.

    Please keep all net radio transmissions short and concise. The Monroe & Ida repeaters will not be available for normal amateur use during the drill.

    Upon check in you will be asked if you can be available for a SIMULATED assignment, you don’t have to do anything, other than to try to stay on the net.

    You may be told you are assigned to a location, remember THIS IS A DRILL, do not go to the location.

    So if you are around your radio Tuesday September 20, you are welcome to help out.


  • 09/10/2022 07:14 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, I'm please to share with you that we have a full list of nominations for the 2022- '23 class of MCRC board members. 

    For the office of President
    Bob Cunningham W8RFC

    For the office of Vice-President
    Bob Lawrence K8HV

    For the office of Secretary
    Rena Bakitis KE8NKC

    For the office of Treasurer 
    Dale Poblenz WA8FRD
    Craig Dunn N2WXD

    Elections will be held at the next General Membership meeting on October 14, 2022

  • 09/07/2022 20:51 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    I was asked to post the following list of items for sale from a silent key. 


    Ic706 mkiig with hand mike $300 add desk mike $350

    Ic 718 with desk mike $400

    Ic 730 with hand mike $50

    Kenwood tm-281 $60

    Rf concepts rfc 2-117 $70

    Simpson 260 with case $50

    Astron power supply rs20a $75

    Astron power supply rs 35a $90

    Heathkit sa2060a with manual $200

    Dawia cn720b    $50

    Dawia cn801       $50

    Dawia    140-525 mhz swr meter $50

    If you are interested in any of these items. Contact me and I'll pass along your interest to Jerry N8KUH. 

    - Jim KD8HFX@gmail.com


  • 07/19/2022 21:14 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Form club member Steve Rush - N8KFC has become a silent key. 

    He passed peacefully in his sleep. 

    No services 

  • 07/19/2022 21:07 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    It is with much sadness that we inform the members of the club that Donnie - KB8ZHL has become a silent key. 

    Memorial and obituary information can be found here

    https://mimemorial.com/obituaries/S/Donald%20Grahm%20Smith 

  • 06/28/2022 18:20 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Here is some quick stats on how we did at FD 2022

    CW Contacts 188

    Phone Contacts 233

    That gives us a total point score of 609 for contacts. 

    More work needs to be done to complete the final report to the ARRL. Our total points will be more after we calculate in all of the bonus points. 

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 05/14/2022 08:58 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Lincoln Park Schools Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with a fun run on June 11th from 0730  - 1200. 

    Race begins at Council Point Park in Lincoln Park. 

    If your are interested in helping at the event contact Keith KD8ZSK or Tony KE8NSU


  • 05/14/2022 08:51 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We have been contacted by the family of W8PYW, who became a SK in 2014. 

    His son is working through the estate and there are some ham radio items that they would like to sell. Specifically two towers and an antenna. 

    Rohn Tower 120ft ~ $500
    Aluminum 60ft tower ~ $300

    The antenna doesn't have much for identification other than a note that says "Assembly material for HiGain Quad" asking ~ $200

    If anyone is interested, please contact KD8HFX and he will pass on the seller's contact information.


  • 04/06/2022 08:19 | Robert Cunningham (Administrator)

    The MCRC is looking to find two additional club members to help organize and administer Field Day 2022. Jerry Gates, N8KUH, has stepped up to help make Field Day happen for the MCRC.

    Please contact me at RCL1011@aol.com if you are willing to help organize and administer this event. Thank you!

    For more information on Field Day I encourage you to check out the link below; 

    http://www.arrl.org/field-day#:~:text=Field%20Day%20is%20always%20the,2022%20is%20June%2025%2D26.

  • 04/03/2022 11:55 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Michigan QSO party is just around the corner. April 16th!!!

    Now is a great time to start testing your equipment and getting ready to make at least one contact in each of Michigan's 83 counties. 

    Going mobile? Some operators choose to go mobile and help to activate some of the quieter counties in MI. Make sure you list your plans on the Michigan QSO web page. 

    Worried how you are going to keep track of all 83 counties and your contacts with them?  Download the MIQSO contest logging software from N3FJP. 

    To find out more about the Michigan QSO party including rules and log submission information, visit their website. https://miqp.org/


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